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Anchor Babies, (Go) Away

August 28, 2010
Joe Guzzardi

Advocates of a stabilized U.S. population recently received an endorsement from three unlikely sources.

Senators John Kyl, Lindsey Graham, and Mitch McConnell, Republican proponents of comprehensive immigration reform, all spoke out against birthright citizenship. The practice allows children born on U.S. soil to become automatic citizens regardless of the immigration status of their mother.

McConnell wants to hold Congressional hearings on whether the policy commonly referred to as “anchor babies” is sustainable.

Kyl, the Senate Republican Whip, supports McConnell’s suggestion that birthright citizenship be reviewed. Citing the costs illegal aliens generate for state governments who must pay for their education and health care, Kyl during a CBS Face the Nation interview said: “The question is, if both parents are here illegally, should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?”

But Graham, referring to America’s bursting population, best summed up the birthright citizenship folly by calling it “a mistake.”

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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